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Switzerland's lower house moves to ban use of Nazi and extremist symbols that could stir violence

Apr. 17, 2024 12:51 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The lower house of Swiss parliament on Wednesday followed in the footsteps of the Senate, or upper house, in approving a measure that would ban the use of, public wearing or display of Nazi and racist symbols that could foment extremist hate or violence. The proposal...

House’s Ukraine, Israel aid package moving ahead as Speaker Johnson fights to keep his job

Apr. 17, 2024 12:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Mike Johnson, facing a choice between potentially losing his job and advancing aid for Ukraine, forged ahead Wednesday toward a vote later this week on a package of funding that also includes Israel and Taiwan. After agonizing over how to proceed on...

Alabama lawmakers advance bills to ensure Joe Biden is on the state's ballot

Apr. 17, 2024 12:05 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers advanced legislation Wednesday to ensure President Joe Biden will appear on the state's November ballot, mirroring accommodations made four years ago for then-President Donald Trump. Legislative committees in the Alabama House of...

Solomon Islanders cast votes in an election that will shape relations with China

Apr. 17, 2024 07:09 AM EDT

HONIARA, Solomon Islands (AP) — Voting has closed across Solomon Islands on Wednesday in the South Pacific nation's first general election since the government switched diplomatic allegiances from Taiwan to Beijing and struck a secret security pact that has raised fears of the Chinese navy...

Facing a Republican revolt, House Speaker Johnson's plan for US aid to Ukraine, allies uncertain

Apr. 16, 2024 23:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant and determined, House Speaker Mike Johnson pushed back Tuesday against mounting Republican anger over his proposed U.S. aid package for Ukraine, Israel and other allies, and rejected a call to step aside or risk a vote to oust him from office. “I am not...

Voting technology company settles lawsuit against far-right news outlet over 2020 election claims

Apr. 16, 2024 21:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A voting technology company targeted by bogus fraud claims related to the 2020 presidential election settled a defamation lawsuit Tuesday against a conservative news outlet. The settlement between Florida-based Smartmatic and One America News Network is the latest...

The push for school choice in Nebraska is pitting lawmakers against their constituents

Apr. 16, 2024 19:05 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are set for the first time to pass a bill that would block the public from voting on a ballot measure initiated by citizens of the state, setting up what could be a long battle over whether to fund private school tuition with public dollars. On...

People with disabilities sue in Wisconsin over lack of electronic absentee ballots

Apr. 16, 2024 17:56 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin voters with disabilities should be able to cast their ballots electronically and failure to provide that option for the upcoming Aug. 13 primary and November presidential election is discriminatory and unconstitutional, a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the battleground...

Kentucky ballot measure should resolve school-choice debate, Senate leader says

Apr. 16, 2024 15:54 PM EDT

Kentucky's long-running political battle over whether taxpayer money should fund private or charter schools could be settled “once and for all” when voters decide the fate of a ballot measure in November, the state Senate's top Republican leader said Tuesday. One of the most...

Supreme Court won't hear election denier Mike Lindell's challenge over FBI seizure of cellphone

Apr. 16, 2024 12:37 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition by MyPillow founder and election denier Mike Lindell to consider his challenge to the legality of the FBI's seizure of his cellphone at a restaurant drive-through. The high court, without comment Monday, declined...